The Thief Maker Named Finalist in Eric Hoffer Awards

Nearly a year and a half after its publication, my novel The Thief Maker continues to accumulate accolades.

The Thief Maker was recently named a Finalist in the 2008 Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books.

Though it will not be taking home one of the grand prizes, being named a Finalist places The Thief Maker in “the top 10% of entrants to be considered for prizes…Less than 50 books each year are dubbed with the title of Eric Hoffer Award Finalist.”

Click here for the complete list of finalists.

Grand prize winners in each category will be announced April 22, 2008.

Eric Hoffer was one of the most influential American philosophers and free thinkers of the 20th Century.  His books are still widely read and quoted today.  Acclaimed for his thoughts on mass movements and fanaticism, Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.  Hopewell Publications awards the best in independent publishing across a wide range of categories, singling out the most thought provoking titles in books and short prose, on a yearly basis in honor of Eric Hoffer.

 

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4 comments on “The Thief Maker Named Finalist in Eric Hoffer Awards

  1. GFS3 says:

    Hey Dave:
    Congratulations. This is quite a wonderful accomplishment and you should be proud. Continued success!

  2. Pere says:

    Congratulations!

    Next stop: the Pulitzer.

  3. Dave
    Just wanted to say Congratulations! I know you must be very proud!! That’s just great!!
    Carmen
    PS–When’s the next one coming? : -)

  4. KUDOS, Dave!
    That’s a huge accomplishment!
    I was thrilled when my book got awarded a similar recognition from USA Book News, so – I know you’re walking on air! Ain’t it grand?!!

    Again, congrats!
    Rebecca
    http://www.rebeccalerwill.com

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